Rising First Graders Summer Reading

Summer 2018

Summer Reading Tips

Summer Reading Tips:

The faculty of Wilmington Friends lower school would like to assist you in

helping your child develop a love of reading and literature. We have gathered

some titles that we know and find appropriate and rewarding. We ask that each

WFS school child entering first grade be read to daily throughout the summer

to foster their growing identity as readers.

Reading to children can be a high quality time together and it allows for the

opportunity to model engagement in and enjoyment of stories that can launch a

lifetime love of reading.

Even though children entering first grade are on a reading continuum (a few

may be reading fluently), it is important for them to be read to often. When

children are in the early stages of learning to read, it can be helpful to have

some simple early readers on hand for them to practice their new skills

(bookstores typically carry these).

The list of suggested books is extensive and multi-leveled. We have updated

and annotated these lists. Please allow your child a great deal of input in

choosing books (fiction and nonfiction). Children are usually able to tell what

is appropriate and interesting for them.

Local bookstores and libraries have received these lists and should have the

books. We wish you and your family a wonderful reading experience!


Some Classic Picks

We are Best Friends by Aliki

Miss Nelson is Missing by Allard

The Way to Start a Day by Baylor

The Hat by Brett

Stone Soup by Brown

Miss Rumphius by Cooney

Players in Pigtails by Corey

Click, Clack, Moo by Cronin

First Day Jitters by Danneberg

Boxes for Katje by Fleming

So You Want to Be President by St. George

On the Go? Look at Our E-books

E-Book Link: http://www.mackin.com/VIAEnter.aspx

User name: wfsstudent

Password: library

Easy Readers

Other Easy Readers

Funnybones by Ahlberg

Ogg and Bob series by Fraser

Fat Bat & Swoop by Landry

Fox and His Friends by Marshall

Amelia Bedelia series by Parish

Henry and Mudge by Rylant

Graphic Novels for Early Readers

Chapter Books

More Chapter Books

Ivy & Bean

First Graders from Mars

Dragons at Wayward Crescent

Zapato Power

Horrible Harry

Junie B. Jones

Ricky Ricotta

A to Z Mysteries

Julian Rodriguez


Other Poetry Titles

Any book by Shel Silverstein

English/Spanish Books

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Reading Talk Suggestions

Making Connections

Did you like this story?

What did you like?

Does this story remind you of any other books?

Does anything in the story remind you of yourself, your family?

Story Elements

What happened in this story?

Who are the characters?

Where does the story take place (setting)?


What do you think will happen next?

Ask questions before, during and after the story.

Recall facts/details for the story